Tuesday, 19 June 2012

TUSAL and Kathy on the move

It is TUSAL day. You will love my TUSAL container today - a Ziploc bag. I actually emptied my frog, threw the threads in the bag and added what few threads I have made since then. These threads have travelled all the way to Texas.

I have a few stitches to show but not many.
This is my contribution to the 2012 RR that I am participating in on Facebook. Erica has chosen Ellen Maurer -Stroh flowers and I stitched "Wild Rose". It was my choice for sentimental reasons. When I was a child my grandmother had wild rosebushes in front of the farmhouse. The farmhouse has since fallen down but those rosebushes still remain.

I am also working on a Mirabilia RR. Erin's theme is "Roses". Can you guess what I am stitching? I will tell you when I post the finished stitch.

I am going to include a few pictures of my trip to Texas. So if you only want to look at the stitching, you are done.

Beatrice and I having dinner at The Rusty Bucket in Miamisburg, Ohio

My morning waffle in Nacogdoches, Texas
Kemah Boardwalk near Houston


Moody Mansion
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Bishops Palace
Tree Sculptures

Many of the people who had trees destroyed by Hurricane Ike chose to have sculptures made of the remains. The tourist industry even provides a map so you can see the sculptures. Here are a couple along the way.

 We stopped at the house of the TinMan sculpture and the owner of the house was out front pulling weeds. We stood and had the nicest chat with Lynn. She was so friendly and she let us take a picture of her with her sculpture.

Thank you so much to Ginny for giving me the Versatile Blogger Award. I chose not to get involved in these awards so I will not be passing it on. There are just too many wonderful blogs and stitchers out there to want to pick only a few to list.

That's it for this post everyone. Beatrice and are now in San Antonio and will be off to Dallas tomorrow. Will post when I can.


McKenna C. said...

Your stitching is beautiful! I love the roses. That waffle is really cute too! :)


Barbi said...

Your trip looks amazing! I can totally tell that you are stitching Rose of Sharon on your Mira RR! I know this 'cause I've stitched it and I loved it! :)

Hely said...

That waffle looks delicious! :D

I have also stitched one of those flowers my Ellen Maurer-Stroh, sweet pea and I plan to stitch 3 more and make them into a cushion. I love the wild rose too, it's my next to stitch :)

That Mira RR looks cool. I really like the theme of it. It's different from the RR's I've usually seen.

sandra said...

Your roses are beautiful!
Thanks for taking us traveling with you!

Nicola said...

Lovely roses on the RR. It looks like you and Beatrice are having a great trip, enjoy the rest of it!

ariadne said...

I loved the Round Robins!I will have to take part in one in the near future!

Catherine said...

Pretty stitches and looks like a fun trip!

Rebecca (AKA - Rebel In Ontario) said...

I hope you walked the beautiful Riverwalk or took a river taxi while you were in San Antonio! So glad to see you and Beatrice having so much fun...enjoy the rest of your trip!

Rachel S-H said...

Can I just say that I adore what they did with the sculpture. Talk about making lemonade if life hands you lemons! Those are beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Carolien said...

Hi Kathy,

So nice to see you again, with Beatrice! Please send my greetings to her and her mom from me and big hugs for you,


Daffycat said...

ROFLOL I love that ORT "jar" *snicker*

The carved trees are awesome. That would make the loss of a large tree a little more bearable. I'm sure I will have a breakdown when my 30 year old pin oak goes!

Veronica said...

Beautiful flower RR. I love EMS designs. Her flowers are always so vibrant and gorgeous.

Ooh, love Erin's Mirabilia Roses RR. Lovely pictures, thanks for sharing.


Carol said...

What a great trip, Kathy! I've never been to Texas so I really enjoyed seeing your photos. Interesting about the tree sculptures...

Glad you're still finding time to stitch and enjoy the rest of your wonderful getaway :)

Bette said...

I love the EMS RR. Your choice is lovely. And it looks like a fun time was had by all in Texas.

Margaret said...

What a fun, fun trip. Love all your pictures Kathy.

Your RRs look great.

Lynn said...

Have orts, will travel! Loved your pics! It looks like you and Beatrice are having a wonderful time. I love the tree sculptures. There are two just outside our village and I think it's a unique way to preserve them. Also love your photo of the tinman.

I also like the idea of the roses theme on your Mirabilia RR. Your stitching is lovely and I can't wait to see this RR completed.

Say hi to Beatrice for me and safe travels!

Anonymous said...

Love your roses stitching. I think you are stitching Rose of Sharon. Can't wait to see it in person. Thanks for sharing your photos of Texas. The buildings are magnificent and what the people did with their trees is awesome.

Karen said...

The RRs are very pretty! I've never been to Texas and enjoy seeing your pics. Those Tree Sculptures are amazing!

Crazee4books said...

Hi Kathy,

I'm trying to type this with a cat purring on
my arm and my fingers are all pins and
needles so forgive me if I hit a few wrong
keys here.

Two RRs that are flower themed. What a
great idea. Erica's is look wonderful and
so colourful and your roses are a
beautiful choice both visually and because
of the story behind them. Erica is going
to be very pleased with her RR I think.

And a Mirabilia RR with flowers too. Now
that's a change from the usual ladies or
fairies that we see. Love it.

You're very practical carrying your Tusal
threads in a ziploc bag. Safe and sound.

You and Beatrice look like you're having
a fabulous time on your trip. Your
Texas style waffle looks delicious!!!

Loved seeing all of your pictures of the
places you've been and the sights you've
seen. Those tree sculptures are amazing
and a great way to keep the memory of
all those fallen trees alive. That Tin
Woodsman is incredible!! And so's the
pelican. Wow!!

Have fun ladies!!

Heidi Kuijer said...

Hi Kathy! You are on the road again and it looks like you are enjoying yourself. Love the wild roses! That RR is looking so pretty. I planted Beach roses this year in my garden and hope they will bloom.

Hugs from Holland ~

Holly said...

It was lovely to meet both you and Kathy during your travels! I added you to my google reader so I can keep up with your wonderful stitching and travels

Judy S. said...

Sounds like a great trip! What a fun waffle! And you've done some stitching besides.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Wool Hoop! A TUSAL report from on the road, I'm sure you and Beatrice are having an amazing trip!!!

Suzanne said...

Nice work on the RR's. I hope that you have had a great trip.

Meari said...

Thanks for sharing your trip to TX. Love the architecture!